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Sara Roccabianca

Sara Roccabianca

Sara Roccabianca

Assistant Professor

Biography

Continuum mechanics applied to biomaterials, in particular I am interested in skin mechanics and skin growth and remodeling (i.e. pregnancy, skin expansion for surgical repair,aging).

Non-linear solid mechanics, specifically my research focus on bifurcation theory and material instability.

Education
Ph.D. in Engineering of Civil and Mechanical Structural Systems University of Trento, Via Mesiano, 77 38123 Trento –Italy–
Master of Science program in Civil Engineering University of Trento, Via Mesiano, 77 38123 Trento –Italy–
Bachelor of Science program in Civil Engineering University of Trento, Via Mesiano, 77 38123 Trento –Italy–
Publications
Sorrentino TA, Fourman L, Ferruzzi J, Miller KS, Humphrey JD, Roccabianca S (2014) Local versus Global Mechanical Effects of Glycosaminoglycans in Carotid Arteries. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering (Submitted)
Roccabianca S, Bellini C, Humphrey JD (2013) Computational modelling suggests good, bad and ugly roles of glycosaminoglycans in arterial wall mechanics and mechanobiology. Journal of the Royal Society Interface. DOI: 10.1098/rsif.2014.0397
Bellini C, Ferruzzi J, Roccabianca S, Di Martino ES, Humphrey J (2013) A Microstructurally Motivated Model of Arterial Wall Mechanics with Mechanobiological Implications. Annals of Biomedical Engineering. (Epub ahead of print)
Roccabianca S, Ateshian GA, Humprey JD (2013) Biomechanical roles of medial pooling of glycosaminoglycans in thoracic aortic dissection. Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology. DOI: 10.1007/s10237-013-0482-3
Roccabianca S, Figueroa CA, Tellides G, Humphrey JD (2014) Quantification of regional differences in aortic stiffness in the aging human. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials 29: 618-634.
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